Hello, this is Global Bridge Network (GBN)!
We are going to give a report of our ongoing project which is about ‘Environmental Protection through Expanding Lemon grass growing and Education in Uganda’.
SORAK, GBN’s partner NGO, conducted school based environmental education and awareness campaigns of at least 300 children per school, in around 16 schools from July 3rd 2017 to July 31st 2017.
Discussion with the children’s how to conserve the environment
|School Children listening attentively environmental education|
The overall objective of the campaigns was to carry out and as well enable children to understand the importance of lemon grass growing and other ways of environmental conservation by informing them about the different ways of protection.
Contents covered of the campaigns
- Display of rules in schools concerning environmental conservation
- The children to know their role in protecting the environment
- The need for children’s involvement in environmental conservation and capacity building towards environmental protection
- Emphasize lemon grass growing as a good measure to environmental degradation
The campaigns provided an opportunity to SORAK in a way that, the school leading team and the children were able to discuss ways that can help conserve environment.
Engages the children in thorough discussions about environmental conservation
|Explaining to the children how to grow lemon grass to protect the environment|
Besides that, teachers pledged to display in classes the roles and importance of lemon grass growing. Children were well contented and realized the importance of lemon grass growing as a measure to environmental conservation.
After the campaign, one student stated as follows,
“This education has really opened my eyes as I didn’t know that lemon grass can not only protect the environment but as well can enable my parents to get money to buy me school scholastic materials.”
By sensitizing not only women and youth but also children, about environmental conservation and income generation through lemon grass growing, training can easily reach out to many other households.
Please review the details in the reports below,
To make a firm campaign, it is necessary to not only approach local community levels but also sub-county levels. We will report about the dialogue activity with sub-county officials in the next report!
Thank you so much and See you soon!
*This project is supported by Japan Fund for Global Environment of the Environmental Restoration (JFGE) and by Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency (ERCA)
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